Longtime Unlimited Potential supporter Openside has merged with global accountancy and business growth practice Deloitte.
UP treasurer and financial advisor Stephen Nicholas will become a partner at Deloitte and is taking his staff and clients across with him. Openside specialised in assisting small and medium sized technology businesses and many of Wellington’s emerging tech companies are clients of the firm. Mr Nicholas said that under the terms of the merger clients will receive the same personal level of service from the existing team and there will be no increase in consulting fees. He said that Deloitte’s global reach could also be beneficial for smaller companies looking to head offshore with their technology products and services.
Deloitte has a reputation for backing innovation with its support of the New Zealand Fast 50 and the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500. Both competitions have given local companies higher profiles overseas. On a local level Unlimited Potential already collaborates with Deloitte and Angel HQ to host the annual Damsels Den event aimed at tech start-ups and angel investors. Stephen Nicholas says he looks forward to strengthening the relationship between Deloitte and Unlimited Potential.log in or register.